2005 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol
Washers not working

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JamesTP
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Aug 14, 2017 (3 years ago)
Hi. Washers have stopped working. Fuse ok. Noise heard from pump.
Blown through lines, checked power at plug 12v.
Replaced pump incase blocked. Still not working.
Remove pipes off pump tried no water/pressure coming out. Put in bucket of water and tried still no pressure.
Tried BSI reset still the same.
Any ideas will help? Thanks

Car details
Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6 petrol
Model Year: 2005
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Aug 14, 2017 (3 years ago)
Can you get water out of just the pump,
I,e no pipes connected?
Wouldn't be the first one I've come across that's got blocked pipes.
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JamesTP
Driver
2 points

Aug 14, 2017 (3 years ago)
No water coming out of pump with pipes off.
Pump is actuating but nothing coming out still.
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Aug 14, 2017 (3 years ago)
Sounds like the inlet isn't working.
I know you stated it's a new pump but it still could be faulty.
It's not a complex system.
inlet / pump/outlet,
But a thought occurs,
maybe somehow the polarity is reversed,
try swapping the wires around.
or hooking it up to a battery with jumper wires,
at least then you can figure which wire is meant to be bat +,bat -.
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Aug 14, 2017 (3 years ago)
Is it a twin outlet pump ?
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